Thursday, June 14, 2018

Done with the trio

The string trio is now completed. It turned out to be one of the weirdest things I've written so far. The duration is under 6 minutes and it has 3 movements:

I - Scherzo
II - Chorale
III - Mosaic

The first movement is a very loose arrangement of one of my fusion pieces for violin, viola and cello. The second movement is a very slow, short and at times dissonant chorale, as the subtitle promises.
The third movement is a very short piece and no bows are used, it's all pizzicato.

Very strange piece indeed. Here's to hoping somebody will play it one day....



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Expansion

After finishing Fresko I have started another megalomaniac work which utilises a complete symphonic orchestra. I have already written almost 2 minutes of material and it's very fascinating an experience. Who knows, this might never get anywhere but I'm having a great time exploring (and definitely pushing) my limits. The work already has a title, and it's called "Ruoste" ("Rust" in English) and I have no idea as to where it's going to end and how. So there.



Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Monday, June 04, 2018

Flow

Oh, how I love all this freetime. The string orchestra piece is ever evolving, I'm currently at 5 and a half minutes and it just keeps going. Nevertheless, I feel the end is coming soon. Some of the earlier themes will be revisited and of course a short coda will be added and it will be well under 10 minutes of duration for sure. Anyway, it has already been an extremely rewarding undertaking and I can't wait to see the finished piece on paper.

This time, the Sibelius software sounds work much better, perhaps as it's mimicking orchestral sounds and not individual instruments. So, a MIDI generated version of this will be available once the whole piece is finished, for sure. Due to lack of better material, I'll throw some silly homemade videos on top of it  : )








Sunday, June 03, 2018

Vacation time

No work for some time now. Of course, I will be writing lots of things for various instruments whenever I feel like it : D

The piece for string orchestra is progressing nicely, I passed the 3 and a half minute mark today, and it's only the beginning! The ideas keep pouring in.

The string trio got all of a sudden a brief 2nd movement. And this happened before the 1st movement is finished! Weird, but that's how it goes sometimes.


A chili baby was born this week. Let's hope it grows big and strong!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

More strings

After finishing that cello piece mentioned earlier, I started another, possibly much larger a project. This will be a piece for string orchestra if everything goes as planned. The first 2 minutes of music is already "on paper", so it's off to a promising start. More news as stuff happens.


Oh, and of course I'm working on the string trio regularly as well : )

Friday, May 25, 2018

Cello on film

Not quite, but the recent piece for cello and piano, entitled "Kuilu" is now available.

The footage consists of random shots from my mobile phone, so don't expect anything fancy there.

I hope you'll like it anyway. Enjoy!








Done with the trio

The string trio is now completed. It turned out to be one of the weirdest things I've written so far. The duration is under 6 minutes an...